02 June 2011

Aussie 3YOs leave for Royal Ascot

B&R reports: As Danny O'Brien-trained dual Gr1-winning 3YO colt Star Witness (Starcraft-Leone Chiara, by Lion Hunter) & Peter Moody-trained Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed 3YO colt Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) left Australia last night for their upcoming campaigns at Royal Ascot in England, Star Witness has been installed early favourite or equal favourite for the Gr1 King’s Stand Stakes (5 furlongs on the carnival’s June 14 opening day) with all 9 leading bookmakers, varying from 6-1 (SkyBet & Bet365) to 7-1 (William Hill, Blue Square & Victor Chandler) to 8-1 (Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, SportingBet & BoyleSports). Star Witness is also 3rd favourite (after Delegator & Rocket Man) for the Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs on June 18) varying from 7-1 (Ladbrokes, Bet365 & Blue Square) to 8-1 (William Hill, Paddy Power, SkyBet, BoyleSports & Victor Chandler). Meanwhile Hinchinbrook’s quote in early Gr1 Golden Jubilee markets varies from 16-1 (Bet365 & SkyBet) to 20-1 (Ladbrokes & William Hill) to 25-1 (Paddy Power, Blue Square, BoyleSports & William Chandler). Trainer Peter Moody told The Herald-Sun: “On what I know of the opposition, I'm happy to take them on. His form-line behind Black Caviar & Hay List is similar to the likes of Crystal Lily & Star Witness.”

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